Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies


At the Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS), we know the importance of the decision you are about to make, and we strive to provide a seamless, streamlined admission process. We invite you to apply to IPS and join a community of part-time and full-time students who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree or post-graduate certificate at Loyola University Chicago.

Our rolling admission policy allows you to enroll at three points throughout the year (fall, spring, and summer), whichever is most convenient and realistic for you. To learn more about the admission process, choose the program you wish to apply for below.

Degree Programs
MA in Pastoral Counseling Program Information
MA in Counseling for Ministry Program Information
MA in Pastoral Studies Program Information
MA de Artes en Estudios Pastorales, Bilingüe (Español) Program information 
MA in Social Justice Program Information
MA in Christian Spirituality Program Information
MDiv (Master of Divinity) Program Information
Graduate Certificates
Church Management Certificate Program Information
Pastoral Counseling Certificate Program Information
Pastoral Leadership Certificate  Program Information 
Religious Education Certificate Program Information
Christian Spirituality Certificate  Program Information
Social Justice Certificate Program Information
Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Information